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U.S. Soccer news: More than $20,000 raised in jersey auction; U-20 roster named for Japan friendlies

The U.S. Women’s National Team auctioned off game-worn autographed jerseys over the past week, and the online auction ended Monday night, and a total of $20, 597.44 was raised for the Shirts Off Their Backs auction. The proceeds will go to the American Red Cross, benefiting tsunami relief efforts in Japan. USWNT keeper Hope Solo’s jersey garnered the most money ($3,050). All jerseys went for more than $500.  Also on Tuesday, U.S. Soccer announced the roster for the upcoming U-20 WNT camp in Chula Vista, California. (more…)

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Boston Breakers to retire Kristine Lilly’s No. 13

Kristine Lilly will become the first female professional athlete in Boston sports history to have her number retired when the Breakers honor the U.S. soccer legend at halftime of Sunday’s Breakers game against the Philadelphia Independence. She is also the first player in Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) history to have her number retired. Lilly played for the Breakers in 2009 and 2010 and for the WUSA Breakers from 2001-2003. She is the most capped player in US Soccer history (men and women) with 352 international appearances for the United States Women’s National Team. (more…)


Two first-half goals seal U.S. victory over Japan, but Americans lose Tarpley to ACL injury

Abby Wambach redirected a service from Ali Krieger off a set piece, and Amy Rodriguez put the finishing touches on a great buildup by Heather O’Reilly and Wambach to give the U.S. all it needed to defeat Japan, 2-0, Saturday night in Columbus, Ohio. But, unfortunately the U.S. was dealt a major blow as midfielder Lindsay Tarpley, who came on as a sub in the second half, tore her ACL in her right knee and will miss the 2011 Women’s World Cup.  (more…)


Abby Wambach, Heather O’Reilly, Pia Sundhage talk about 2011 World Cup

U.S. Head Coach Pia Sundhage, midfielder Heather O’Reilly, and forward Abby Wambach addressed the media today following the announcement of the U.S. Women’s National Team World Cup roster. Sundhage said it was difficult to narrow down the roster to 21 players, saying, “We have not picked the best 21 players. We picked the 21 players that will do the best together … (We’re) very happy with the 21 we picked and the fact that they are different from each other. Everyone has high expectations.” (more…)


U.S. Coach Pia Sundhage names 21-player World Cup roster

The U.S. Women’s National team roster for the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany was announced this morning. Coach Pia Sundhage is taking three keepers, seven defenders, seven midfielders, and four forwards to Germany for the tournament, which takes place from June 26-July 17. Nine of the players were part of the 2007 U.S. Women’s World Cup team that finished in third place in China. (more…)


U.S. Women’s National Team World Cup roster to be unveiled live on ESPN

U.S. Soccer announced today that the U.S. Women’s National Team’s World Cup roster will be announced live, Monday, May 9, on ESPN. Pia Sundhage’s 21-player roster will be named live at 10 a.m. ET. ESPN SportsCenter anchors Kevin Negandhi and Sage Steele will host the show, which will feature interviews with U.S. captain Christie Rampone and Abby Wambach. Currently, the U.S. Women’s National Team is wrapping up a three-week training camp in West Palm Beach, Florida. (more…)